View Full Version : Crocker: no I-Pull here

September 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
The trail of bubbles off his fingers gives an unusually good illustration of the path of his hands in this frame from a video of Ian Crocker swimming butterfly. I'm still working on switching from a straight pull to getting my hands closer together.

Just thought this image was too good not to share.

September 1st, 2008, 05:27 PM
I was thinking about removing the outsweep from my stroke. By the way, how do you get pictures from videoes?

September 1st, 2008, 06:12 PM
Watch the video in Quicktime Player, use the cursor keys to go frame by frame to the frame you want, Ctrl-C to capture that frame to the clipboard and then paste into the image program of your choice.

Oh, and he doesn't have much outsweep, it was the amount of insweep that surprised me.

Hmm, in his video with Reese they talk about entering at shoulder width and freeze the frame showing him doing that, then on the next stroke cycle his hands come together! So there is some outsweep...